Category Archives: Rental Properties

First Time Investor? or Accidental Landlord?


Owning a Rental Property is a huge deal.  Whether you purchased an investment property, or could not sell your family home, its now the time to get the property ready for the rental market.  Though what’s the process, what checks and balances does the property need to meet before you can advertise it?   There […]

Keeping you safe during COVID-19

Copo Property Managers walking across a pedestrian crossing

Although COVID-19 isn’t going away any time soon, it’s still business as usual when it comes to our property viewings — in the safest way possible, of course! Keeping both current and prospective tenants safe is our priority, as well as ensuring that both landlords and tenants are up to date with everything they need to know. Read on to find out how exactly we’re doing this!

Our five day turn around to fill three neighbouring properties!

How’s this for a good news story? Three property owners handed over their keys to Copo on Monday… and by Friday all three properties were filled. 😲 The properties are situated in a development of 14 brand new townhouses in Waiwhetū, Lower Hutt. We were handed the properties on the Monday, and that same night, […]

Complying with the Healthy Homes standards

Niall Heeran, managing director of Copo, spoke about Healthy Homes at the recent Wellington Property Association Meeting. He pointed out the fact is, many rentals, new builds included, often don’t meet the healthy homes compliancy rules. Niall highlighted three standards that landlords often miss before putting their investment on the market: Heating, insulation and draught […]

Why Is Long Term Property Maintenance The Best Approach?

long term property management

At Copo, we prioritise long term property maintenance instead of only addressing issues when they become urgent. Rather than waiting for the roof to leak, the garden to become overgrown, or the window joinery to come loose, we plan for upgrades in advance. This approach guarantees that your property remains in top-notch condition, complies with […]

Brand new houses fail the Healthy Homes Standards? What hope do we have!

By now, we’re sure you are very aware of the Healthy Homes Standards. To quickly recap, they are a series of regulations that have introduced specific and minimum standards for rental properties around heating, insulation, ventilation, draught stoppage, and moisture ingress and drainage.